Meet the Team – Harry Garrens

Harry is one of the newest members of our team here at Colehouse Communications. 

He joined in August and has already become a great asset to the team. He is currently our graphic designer and is enjoying getting to know a new industry in digital marketing alongside his graphic design.

Harry has always had a keen interest in Art and Design. He studied at the Northern School of Art and in 2016 Graduated with a 2:1 in Graphic Design and Communications. Since then Harry has been working as a Graphic Designer/Photographer for a few different companies which include Venator Materials and Triads. He has also ran his own clothing brand and put his photography skills to use, running Fashion, Product and Event Photography. 

We asked Harry a range of questions so you can get to know him a bit more:

What advice would you give your younger self?

The advice I would give to my younger self, is too be not afraid of stepping out of my comfort zone, whether that was to ask someone whom they’re work I looked up at to collab, or ask questions about their work to help me with mine, furthermore I would also not hold myself back with trying new things or really getting on my soapbox to push my design, it took me years to have the confidence to put myself forward and also showcase my design. Something that is important in design is actually getting your style and your work in peoples faces.

What’s your favourite thing about your job?

My favourite thing about my job is seeing my work live in the field, whether it’s holding something i’ve designed in my hands or scrolling through instagram and seeing it come up on my feed, I also like to see people getting excited by my designs and brand and companies getting more attention due to my work.

How do you motivate yourself in your career?

I really get motivated by learning new things, and completing briefs were I had to learn a new skill, although getting to the finish line isn’t always as easy, it’s the journey that I took to answer the brief that really motivates me, seeing how I overcame and the new set of skill I will of learnt through that, gives me the encouragement and motivation to say that I now can do something that I may of always been afraid of, which constantly pushes me to become even better at my craft.

Would you say you’re more of an extrovert or an introvert?

Some people would say I’m either or, personally I would lean towards saying I’m more of an introvert, but people I know would disagree. I think I really have to get comfortable and confident with new people for me to properly come out of my shell.

What is your favourite season and why?

My favourite season is probably early autumn, I love jackets so get really excited for the colder weather, also the colours of autumn are really amazing, nothing beats a walk outside at this time. 

What are your pet peeves?

My adobe software crashing and losing hours of work.

Link to Harry’s Portfolio of work